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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.
21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.
The Francis Holland School
Historic Francis Holland School moves into the pub next door.
Location: 5 Ivor Place, Marylebone, NW1 6DY
Description: The Francis Holland School operate two separate independent day schools for girls in Central London. Founded in 1878 by the Reverend Canon Francis Holland, and opened in Baker Street where it remained until 1915. The School then transferred to a new purpose built site near Clarence Gate.
The school has a memorable motto That Our Daughters May Be As The Polished Corners Of The Temple
Former pupils include Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, actress Amanda Donohoe, model Cara Delevingne, model Petra Ecclestone, fashion designer Tamara Ecclestone, TV presenter
Emilia Fox, actress Joyce Grenfell, actress Sienna Miller, novelist and biographer Nancy Mitford, and violinist Vanessa-Mae.
Author Jackie Collins OBE attended and when her teachers discovered her selling her self-penned dirty limericks to fellow pupils at a penny a time, and instalments of her passionate saga Letters from Bobby, Jackie was asked to leave. I was finally expelled after they caught me smoking behind a tree on the lacrosse pitch, she wrote in her autobiography.